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  1. Dan 9:26-27 (26) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (27) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. There is no doubt a double prophecy here. There is the a.d. 70 side of things, and the Antichrist side of things. Here are comments on the a.d. 70 side of things. (Adam Clark) (Daniel 9:26 And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary - By the “prince” Titus, the son of Vespasian, is plainly intended; and “the people of that prince” are no other than the Romans, who, according to the prophecy, destroyed the sanctuary, הקדש hakkodesh, the holy place or temple, and, as a flood, swept away all, till the total destruction of that obstinate people finished the war.) Now it is possible, that the Roman armies were also comprised of what is said in the article, that you mentioned Firestormx. Which shows the eastern division: Legion V Macedonia: Judea or Moesia Legion X Fretensis: Syria Legion XV Appolinaris: Syria Legion XII Fulminata: Asia Minor/Syria Legion XVIII: Egypt Legion III Gallica: Syria But whatever the case, in the time of a.d 70, it no doubt referred to Titus (the prince) and his Roman army. Now they destroyed the city and the sanctuary, and it is said that over 1 million Jews were killed. Now concerning the Antichrist, when he marches into the temple with people by his side, he will not destroy the temple, but put his statue in the temple, and in that way make the temple desolate, and he will stop the sacrifices. But once he and his people set up the abomination, not long after, there will be destruction in the city, for he shall persecute any who do not receive his mark, and shall kill many Jews. So in this manner there will be destruction. So it mentions the Antichrist, at the mid point of the tribulation period, coming in with his people, but when it mentions him confirming the covenant with many for one week, it does not mention him and his people, but when he marches into Jerusalem, and breaks the covenant, and causes the oblation to cease, then he shall come with people and destroy. The Antichrist’s rising I find is a progression. And here is the progression I see. Rev 17:7 (7) And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. Here he is about to reveal stuff about, who the women is and who the beast is. Rev 17:9-11 (9) And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Now it mentions in verse 7 how that the Antichrist hath 7 heads, and then it mentions these heads as also referring something as concerns were the woman sitteth, which is 7 mountains, and then in verse 11, it talks of 7 kings that the Antichrist is of. There are 3 subjects here, one that the Antichrist has, one that the woman sits on, and 1 that the Antichrist is of. We will only deal with the “of” part. All these 7 kings that the Antichrist is “of” are all found in Daniel 11. And I believe it is showing were the Antichrist ifs of, in order. The five kings who are fallen refer to : Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius I, Xerxes (Persia), Alexander the great (Greece) (Daniel 11:2-3). The 1 that is, is actually referring to a double prophecy, which it refers to a leader that shall be in our times (soon future), but also that was part of the divided kingdom of Grecia, which was divided in 4. It refers to Antiochus the great, which was part of the northern kingdom, which was part of Syria. I start with Daniel 11:19 as referring to the double prophecy, which not long after this sixth king, and the next king arises, the Antichrist arises. Now the 7th king refers to a modern leader that shall arise after the 6th king but won’t reign long at all, and it points us to Daniel 11:20, and Daniel 11:20 also points us to Seleucus IV. Then we go to Daniel 11:21, which points to Antiochus Epiphanes, but also the Antichrist, the 8th king, and this is when the Antichrist becomes a political leader, which he will be the leader of Syria. So here is how I believe the Antichrist will rise: he is born in Iran (the first 4 fallen kings Daniel 11:2) and when he will confirm the peace covenant, he will appear as a man of peace, as a religious leader (Revelation 6:2), but then he arises from one of the 4 divided kingdoms of Greece, which will be the northern kingdom (Syria, Daniel 11:21), but not long into his political career, he has a battle with Egypt, were peace is taken from the earth (Daniel 11:25, Revelation 6:3-4). And then he has counsel with them that forsake the covenant (Daniel 11:30), and that is when I believe that the Antichrist shall arise having 7 heads and 10 horns on his side, for they will give allegiance to him, so he will march into Jerusalem as a Syrian leader, but having the support of the 7 heads, and the 10 horns (revised Roman empire), and then he becomes a leader in Jerusalem.
  2. Well there is not a lot of selflessness these days as regards surrendering ourselves to the word of God, so he can mold us and shape us. It is like there is nothing more to learn, when there is always tons to learn. That attitude of thinking you know all that constitutes worldliness, is actually self righteousness which is sin. What would be good for people to take heed to, is actually these next scriptures: Gal 5:19-21 (19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Some people seem to think, at least in their attitude, that they know every thing that is to be known about what the works of the flesh is. But some things many people, even Christians, participate in, actually brings about the works of the flesh. And I think for some Christians, they are to satisfied to be under the milk, rather than to grow.
  3. Rev 17:8 (8) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Rev 17:10-11 (10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Scripture unveils scriptures all by themselves, and if we would leave scripture answer for scripture, their would be a lot less errors, in our doctrine. The beast that was , is going to be alive during the time of the king that is (6th king), but he won't yet be the 8th king at this time (and is not), yet he is indeed the 8th king, but will be the 8th king when the 6th king and the one that continues a short space are no longer the leaders of Syria, as we seen in Daniel chapter 11. I have seen many interpretations concerning the 5 who are fallen and so forth, but none really fits exactly with scripture, except Daniel 11, were you see exactly 5 being fallen, and then if you go further in Daniel 11, we see 2 kings in the Syrian part of the divided kingdom of Greece (king of the north), unto when the Antichrist arises, it all fits perfectly, nothing added or taken away. It is just comparing scriptures with scriptures , that is it. So the first 4 kings, were the kings of Persia, but the 5th king was the king of Greece (Alexander the great). What I want to get into right now, is into how does the Antichrist fit with being of Greece? Dan 8:8-9 (8) Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. (9) And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. Of course the goat refers to the Grecian empire,, the great horn that was broken, refers to Alexander the great, and the little horn refers to the Antichrist, and the Antichrist rises out of one of the 4 divided kingdoms of the broken empire of Greece. Which we seen in Daniel chapter 11, that the Antichrist shall come from the Northern quarter, which he shall become the leader of Syria, so it is in this sense that the Antichrist is of Greece, in the sense that he shall rise from one of it's divided kingdoms. Dan 7:6 (6) After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. This is the only kingdom, which is said to have heads, now it mentions 2 horns in Daniel chapter 8, but as far as the 4 leaders of the divided kingdom , is concerned, it calls it as being 4 heads. Now will the Antichrist have something else to do as regards Greece? Rev 13:3-4 (3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (4) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Rev 13:14 (14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Now it was not the Antichrist that had a wound leading unto death, but rather it was one of his heads. One of the nations as concerns the seven heads. I know that when Alexander the great arose, and then died, his kingdom was broken, and divided into 4. Now Alexander is said to have either died or a sickness, a type of fever, and some say poison, but whatever the case, when he died, his kingdom was broken , never to recover. But as concerns the head, during the Antichrist's time, the head received a wound that was leading unto death, but was healed, and did live. Rev 16:13-14 (13) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. The Antichrist and the false prophet will have power in some form to do miracles. And I believe that the Antichrist shall lay hands on the head that gets a wound leading unto death, and this shall bring fame to the Antichrist, and could it also bring fame to this king? It seems to me that it could be the king of Greece that gets healed here, and will Greece, here regain a bit of it's glory? Who knows. God bless.
  4. Rev 13:1 (1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. The Antichrist shall have 7 heads and 10 horns, which he will have the support of these 10 horns and 7 heads as he marches in to Jerusalem. Now of course the 7 heads, refer to modern nations, which at one time, were an empire, which persecuted Israel, which the last one refers to an ecclesiastical power. The nations are these: 1.modern day Egypt 2.Syria (which can be called revised Assyria) 3.Iraq 4.Iran 5.modern day Greece 6.Italy (Italy is in fact the modern day nation of Rome, but I read that the presidential residence is in Rome) 7. Roman catholicism Now who are the 10 horns? Well no doubt they will be modern day nations, that in the Roman Empire times, their land was within their borders. I use to think a while ago, that the 10 were nations in the western part of the Roman empire, but I was wrong about that, and someone showed me this scripture, to make me think a bit: Dan 2:40-42 (40) And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. (41) And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. (42) And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. Now there may have been a connection of the clay and iron within the Roman empire's time, but also I believe that the 10 kings that shall give their allegiance to the Antichrist, will have nations that are stronger, and nations that are weaker. There will be a mixture. Now some may say that it has to do with the European Union, but the European Union, has actually 28 nations that are part of it. But the bible mentions a 10 nation coalition . Will the European Union be eventually reduced to 10? Who knows? But whatever the 10 refer to, I believe that it is not in place yet, and when it comes into place, I believe that God will let believers know in some way. Right now I do not know who the 10 are, but some day soon I believe it will be formed, whatever it will be. And now, on another note, concerning the United Nations, I think they will have some influence as regards, things concerning influence towards the Antichrist, and maybe even the peace treaty deal. And it is said that there are currently 193 Member States in the United Nations. Wikipedia says that: "The UN is the world's largest intergovernmental organization, ahead of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation." And of the 7 heads, 6 of the Heads are part of the United nations, now Italy is part of it, but it does not show directly, concerning Roman Catholicism being a part of it. But I did find this information as Regards Catholicism: (Wikipedia) (The Holy See is not a member of the United Nations (not having applied for membership) but was granted permanent observer state (i.e., non-member state) status on 6 April 1964. In that capacity, it has the right to attend all sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council, and the United Nations Economic and Social Council to observe their work.[1] Accordingly, the Holy See has established permanent observer missions in New York and in Geneva and has been able to influence the decisions and recommendations of the United Nations.)
  5. And in daniel 11:31, it refers to the abomination of desolation. Dan 11:31 (31) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
  6. Right now, I want to show forth, 3 types of risings, as concerns the Antichrist. Rev 17:8 (8) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Now this beast of course refers to the Antichrist, but how shall he ascend out of the bottomless pit? Rev 17:10-11 (10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Well when he becomes the eighth king, that is when the Antichrist ascends, or rises out of the bottomless pit. It may be that a fallen angel shall enter the Antichrist at this point, but nevertheless, his ascension is him rising to power as a political leader in Syria. Now we will go to another rising as concerns the Antichrist. Rev 13:1-2 (1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. How does the Antichrist rise up out of the sea here? Rev 13:4-5 (4) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (5) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. Rev 13:11-14 (11) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Well the Antichrist rises up out of the sea, here in the sense of him going into Jerusalem as the leader of Syria, and now reigning in Jerusalem, during the time that he sets up the abomination of desolation. So it is the Antichrist now reigning in Jerusalem. So now what about a third rising? Dan 7:7-8 (7) After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (8) I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. Now in this scripture, the little horn, which is the Antichrist, shall come up among the ten horns. Now it is well known that the fourth beast, refers to the Roman empire. And I believe that the ten horns, is referring to ten modern day nations, that shall arise, that were once part of the territory of the Ancient Roman empire. And it says of the Antichrist, that he will come up among them, it does not say that he shall be of them, but just rather come up among them. And these 10 horns refer to horns, and not heads. When the Antichrist comes up among them, he will cause 3 to be plucked up by the root, which maybe he will cause 3 leaders to resign, and 3 others to replace them. And this meeting of the 10, might be referring to our next scripture: Dan 11:30 (30) For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And one thing I do know, is when the Antichrist, does march into Jerusalem, he will have the support of the 10 horns, and 7 heads.
  7. Well there is a few aspects to tongues, and the Holy Ghost baptism is for all. Now let us examine scripture. Act 2:1-4 (1) And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. How many spoke in tongues on the day of Pentecost? Act 1:15 (15) And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) All 120 of them. Now what about our next scripture? Act 19:4-7 (4) Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. (5) When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (7) And all the men were about twelve. All 12 of them spoke in tongues. Who was the promise given to? Act 2:38-39 (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. The promise of the gift of the Holy Ghost, is for all, all ,all. What is the gift of the Holy Ghost? Act 10:45-46 (45) And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, It associates the gift of the Hoy Ghost, with tongues (for they heard them speak in tongues). So the gift of tongues is for all, and all we have to do , is just let the word speak for it self. But are all tongues for all? 1Co 12:10-11 (10) To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: (11) But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. Tongues in general, that do not need interpretation, and is done before oneself and to God is for all, but the gift of divers kinds of tongues, and interpretation, is only given to some (as he will). 1Co 12:30 (30) Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? Why don't all speak with tongues? For one thing , not all believers have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and secondly not all are to receive special gifts of tongues, but general unknown tongues, which are in prayer to oneself and to God, are available to all, even though all have not yet received it.
  8. I do not recall anywhere in the bible were Jerusalem is known as Babylon. But the whore is called Babylon. Rev 17:5 (5) And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. But concerning Jerusalem, it is Spiritually called Egypt and Sodom. Rev 11:8 (8) And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Both Babylon and Jerusalem are known as great cities. And physical Babylon once was an empire. But so is Rome known as a great city, which had an empire. But also Roman Catholicism is world wide, even in protestant nations, and we would be surprised how much great power it still has, and has world wide influence, and often times works in the back ground through it's many organizations such as the Jesuits. It is tremendously wealthy. And of course Mystery Babylon does not refer to of course physical Babylon, because if it did, it would not be a mystery. And Jerusalem does not fit as being mystery Babylon, but Roman Catholicism fits perfectly. Mystery Babylon refers to a modern religion, that is likened unto Babylon's former religion, and here are similarities: Ancient Babylonian religion Roman Catholic church - Semiramis is called the "Queen of Heaven". -Semiramis designed the confessional. -They had priests. -Semiramis claims she was still a virgin, after giving birth to Tammuz. -They had statues of Semiramis holding the little sun God, appearing all over. - Mary is called the "Queen of Heaven". -It has a confessional. -They have priests. -Mary is a virgin, even after giving birth to Christ, and throughout her whole life. -They have statues of Mary holding what they say is Jesus, in her arms. And the great city that gets destroyed, called Babylon , refers to in a spiritual manner to the city of Rome.
  9. Or then again maybe you were referring to this next scripture which seems to refer to Jerusalem: Rev 16:19 (19) And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. But remember that chapter 18, actually describes the destruction of mystery Babylon. Rev 18:1-4 (1) And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (2) And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (3) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:21 (21) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
  10. You are greatly mistaken, and Jerusalem is not that great city that ruled over the nations of the earth, the whore is known as mystery Babylon the great, and I know that the ancient Babylonian religion is virtually the same as Roman catholicism, and here is a scripture to consider in chapter 18. Rev 18:1-4 (1) And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (2) And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (3) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:21 (21) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. Babylon here is referring to spiritual Rome, that is mystery Babylon the great, Rome shall be destroyed, and I said Rome. The verse you are talking about , is of the new Jerusalem coming down, and not it being destroyed, you have to get the context right. Rev 21:9-10 (9) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. (10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
  11. it is very important that when we study prophecy, that we read the context of what it is about. Here is the beginning of Chapter 17. Rev 17:1-2 (1) And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: (2) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So God is going to reveal the Judgment of the great whore some time in this chapter. Now let us go on. Rev 17:3-6 (3) So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (4) And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: (5) And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (6) And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. So from verses 3 to 6, it tells us something about the woman, it is giving a description of her. Rev 17:7 (7) And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. Then it tells us the mystery of the woman, and of the beast. Rev 17:9-11 (9) And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Then here it gives additional description ofthe woman, and were she is seated, and also it gives us a description of the beast, and were he is of, in some form. Then later we get to the judgment of the whore. Rev 17:15-18 (15) And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (16) And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (17) For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. (18) And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. That is the context.
  12. Dan 9:27 (27) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. One week represents 7 years, and here it says that the Antichrist shall confirm the covenant, it does not say he will establish the covenant, but confirm it. So in some way, he will be part of the confirmation of the covenant, and I believe that at this point, he will be a spiritual leader, but when he marches in to Jerusalem, and he shall be a political leader from Syria, which you could say that the Assyrian shall march into Jerusalem, and then he will rule in Jerusalem, and have the support of the 10 horns (not ten heads) and 7 heads. Rev 6:2-4 (2) And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (3) And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. (4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. I believe that the one on the white horse shall be the Antichrist, and he shall conquer through the means of peace here, as a religious leader, and will confirm the covenant of peace, but in the second seal, peace is taken from the earth, and could this part be partly referring to wars that the Antichrist shall have with the king of the south (Egypt) (Daniel 11:25), just before he marches at the mid point of the tribulation, in Jerusalem? It is very likely. And any how, by the mid point of tribulation, he shall break the covenant (Daniel 11:28).
  13. I would have to disagree, there are 3 topics here, 2 that concerns the Antichrist, and one that concerns the woman. And you just have to go to the description of who the woman is, to know that it is referring to Catholicism, with it's colors of purple and scarlet, the golden cup, the woman being drunk with the blood of the martyrs. And which one would most likely fit with the description of a women? It would be Catholicism which they worship a woman and call her the queen of heaven, just like the Babylonians called Semiramis the queen of heaven.
  14. I believe that the Antichrist shall start off as a spiritual leader, and then eventually become a political leader.